Ex-Gophers Linebacker Mike Rallis' Journey to the WWE

Created: 12/25/2013 11:52 PM KSTP.com

Former Gophers LB Mike Rallis
Former Gophers LB Mike Rallis

Former Gophers linebacker Mike Rallis (Edina HS) tried to make it in the NFL. He went to mini-camp last summer with the Dolphins. But unfortunately, he wasn't offered a contract. Since then he has taken up a new sport: professional wrestling.

In October, Rallis made it through one round of WWE tryouts at their training center in Orlando. He recently completed a second round, and is awaiting feedback.

*Click the video box above to see KSTP Sports Reporter Darren Wolfson's story on Rallis as he makes the transition from the gridiron to the squared circle